What Separates BMW i3s 120 Ah
The BMW i3 range has been known to be centered around affordable hatchbacks yet has been saving some on power and performance.
Being an updated 2020 edition of the original 2018 i3s and as an entry-level option in the range, the i3s 42 kwh is pretty much a middle ground of what the range is all about – surely delivering much less range than say Tesla Model Y but still being a better CUV in some other aspects including the cost.
Still it is good enough in its metrics to come pretty close to some other EVs and CUVs in the class. Pretty much on the similar to mid-tier cars in the range on power, acceleration, speed and the premiumness of the interior – this variant is a budget option both in terms of cost but more importantly performance marks and the level of looks and comfort.
Talking specific metrics, the comparison between this i3s differences with other variants in the range come down to acceleration, the electric range, charging time and additional minor ones looking pretty major nevertheless. Acceptably quick as a sports variant option is supposed to be at 6.7 secs to 6o miles and with a very much middle of the road electric range of 153 miles. This range is probably the biggest disadvantage as it limits extensive traveling in and out of city.
On its charging capabilities this range boasts as the name has a 42.2 kwh pack and it charges fairly quick. Using a standard three-pin plug and regular domestic wall socket, it’ll take up to 20 hours to fully charge the BMW i3. However, fit a 7kW BMW i wallbox and you can reduce that to six hours.